Hit & Run Victim Killed, Police Hunt For Driver


Milton Levine (Source: NYDailyNews.com)

The victim of the hit and run on Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y that we reported on yesterday died shortly after the accident.

Ninety-one-year-old Milton Levine was crossing the street at 3:36 p.m. when a gray Nissan Pathfinder struck him. The driver sped off as a Nissan Murano ran Levine over a second time. That driver found the victim sprawled between her front and rear tires. She stayed on the scene and waited for police.

Daily News tells us a bit more about Levine, who was an active member of the community and may be known by many of our readers:

“I heard a screech and a thump,” said Levine’s friend Alvin Hirschberg, 72, who was standing nearby.

Levine – who lived three blocks from the crash – was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, where he died two hours later.

“He was probably picking up the doughnuts and bread that they give him from 7-Eleven,” said his neighbor Elisa Davis Martinez, 54.

Levine brought the treats to the Shore Park Jewish Center on Avenue Y five mornings a week, she said.

Levine also volunteered at the Kings Bay Senior Center.

Police are still searching for the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

  • Wow. I wonder how close the second Nissan driver was to the first in order to bowl right over him like that. There was either tailgating involved, or the Pathfinder really did a number on him so he was on the ground already and hard to see. Either way, it’s a horrible situation. I hope they find the Pathfinder driver.

    I’ve seen a lot of more minor hit-and-runs on Nostrand in the last year or two, the worst being some Toyota that clipped a kid and his parents carrying a load of shopping bagsnear the Nostrand and V intersection. Nobody was hurt thankfully, but there was merchandise everywhere, and the father was freaked out and upset enough to almost punch the lights out of anyone nearby. It’s just so maddening when you’re right there, and it happens too quick to spot a license number or even what the driver looked like.

  • superhero

    It is so sad to see a nice jewish man die like this. I hope the driver burns in hell.

    • Georgia

      I agree

    •  Who cares that he was Jewish? An innocent person got killed period because of some asshole who should be captured and driven over by the victim’s family.

      • ES

        He probably was a nice Jewish man. And seeing as how he was an active member of a synagogue, he probably would have liked to be fondly remembered as “a nice Jewish man.”

        • I see this thread devolving a bit. I’ll be deleting any comments that continue this line of convo. Let’s stay respectful and stick to the point and honor this obviously nice man that tragically passed away. Thank you.

          • Convo? Is that accepted usage? Because without the understanding of context I might assume you meant convocation.

          • Oh, I see. I was thinking you meant convolution. Apparently you mean conversation.

        • In your version, I would agree with, but I get the sneaking suspicion that’s not how the original poster may have meant it.

    • Barkingspider7

      It sad for anyone of any religion to die like this.  Condolences to his family.

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  • RomanM

    Wonder what will happen to the owner of the Nissan Murano. 

    • Kevin L

      She stayed on the scene and was obviously distraught. Judging by what I overheard by being nosy, he was on the ground already and she didn’t see him because the pathfinder blocked her view. I doubt anything will happen to her, especially since she didn’t leave. Accidents do happen even if someone died. It’s the leaving part that gets someone in trouble.

      • 77y7

        very sad

  • Tinafg

    Oh no. He kind of looks familiar!

  • Sbayer

    This guy lived in my building.  Really nice, quite guy who would hold the door for everyone, even though the door was probably heavier than him.  Always going somewhere, which at his age, was really impressive.  He certainly had all his marbles and was always pleasant and respectful.  Best wishes to his family.